Bring your winter-worn, peeling and faded deck back to life, with help from Chagrin Home Improvements

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The members of the Chagrin Home Improvements team are highly skilled tradesmen, and they arrive on time, prepared and ready to do the job.

By Mary Malik

What would you like first, the good news or the bad news about your deck? Let’s start with the good news. The good news is there isn’t any bad news if you’re counting on Chagrin Home Improvements for your deck maintenance this year. You can get your winter-worn, peeling and faded deck looking like new in time for the outdoor months ahead—with one call to owner Joe Jacobs.

“If your spring to-do list includes preparing the deck after a long winter of snow and ice, your list just got shorter,” says Joe. “As a small local business, we’ve made it our priority to be prepared to serve our customers while maintaining the highest quality standards that clients have come to expect from us. Throughout these past few difficult years, we’ve remained a stable, thriving business, and our schedule is filling fast.”

With Chagrin Home Improvements, there are no worries about delays in deliveries, staffing or services. Joe’s expertly trained, ready-to-work team is not filled with last-minute hires with no experience like you’ll find with some other deck maintenance companies.

With Chagrin Home Improvements, there are no worries about delays in deliveries, staffing or services. Owner Joe Jacobs’ expertly trained team is ready to tackle any deck revitalization job.

“Our experienced crews will hit the ground running this spring,” says Joe. “We haven’t experienced any shortages in productivity or quality labor. We’re all stocked up on our usual highest quality stains and equipment and our crew members have all been with me for years, are highly skilled tradesmen, and they arrive on time, prepared and ready to do the job.”

And the process is very simple. Just give Joe a call and he personally comes out to your home for a deck inspection, takes some photos, and gets back to you with a written quote. The job usually takes two days, depending on the weather, and you don’t have to worry about being home for any of it. Go about your day and come home to your beautiful, like-new deck.

“My guys arrive on time and know their jobs so well they don’t even need to talk about it,” says Joe. “They are like a well-oiled machine. And your beautiful deck should hold up for two or three years with minimal maintenance.”

A deck is an extension of your living space in the summer months and adds to the value of your home. But the winter freeze and thaw cycles in Northeast Ohio wreak havoc on the surface and can cause mold, cracking, peeling and warping. Proper maintenance allows you to enjoy it for years to come and even avoid replacement costs.

Professional maintenance from Chagrin Home Improvements includes a clean, stain and seal process. The job usually takes about two days, depending on weather.

“We first clean the deck thoroughly, getting rid of dirt and mold buildup,” says Joe. “This is an important step because you don’t want to be sealing over mold and dirt. The wood has to be clean. We also make small repairs, like replacing rotten wood pieces and securing raised screws and nails,” says Joe. “Once your deck is cleaned and sealed, we recommend rinsing it off regularly to help with mold and mildew buildup. But every year or two, only a professional cleaning process will protect it from rotting, warping and other issues that will cost you down the road.”

Chagrin Home Improvements can repair your deck but they’d rather help their customers avoid being in that situation where major repairs or a full deck replacement are necessary. “Your deck can last decades if it’s maintained the right way,” says Joe. “And with my crew, the job is done right.”

For more information and to get a spot on the Chagrin Home Improvements spring schedule, call Joe Jacobs at 440-247-6700 or check the website

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